IBM FlashSystem FS5200 / FS7200 / FS9200 Workshop + (optional HyperSwap)

Code: FSX200


The focus of this course is on planning and implementation tasks associated with integrating the FlashSystem FS5200 / FS7200 / FS9200 into the network. The course can focus on one of the three models: FS5200, FS7200, FS9200, or can cover all of them if necessary. In addition, there is a 5th option course day focusing on HyperSwap.


This intermediate course is for individuals who assess or plan to deploy the IBM FlashSystem FS5200 / FS7200 / FS9200 and leverage storage network virtualization solutions.


The following courses are required prior to this class:

• Introduction to Storage (SS01G) 
• Storage Area Networking Fundamentals (SN71G) or (SN71DG) or equivalent experience

A basic understanding on the concepts of open systems, disk storage systems and I/O operations.


  • Distinguish the concepts of IBM Spectrum virtualization.
  • Recall the history for IBM Storwize V7000.
  • Distinguish the core principles of the IBM FlashCore Technology.
  • Classify the characteristics and components of the FlashSystem 5200 / 7200 / 9200 system and the SAS-attached expansion enclosures.
  • Outline setups required to integrate an FlashSystem 5200 / 7200 / 9200 system solution.
  • Compare the characteristics of the RAID and DRAID.
  • Summarize the virtualization process converting physical storage space into virtual resources.
  • Recall the process to create host access storage on an FlashSystem 5200 / 7200 / 9200 system.
  • Differentiate the advanced software features designed to simplify data management, reclaim storage space, and preserve storage investments.
  • Differentiate methods in which to migrate data to and from the virtualized system environment.
  • Summarize the methods of remote data replications to improve availability and support for disaster recovery.
  • Employ administrative operations to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the system. environment.
  • Summarize the characteristics of IBM Storage Insights’ ability to identify, troubleshoot and minimize potential system downtime.


Day 1
Unit 1: Introduction of IBM FlashSystem 5200 / 7200 / 9200
Unit 2: IBM FlashSystem 5200 / 7200 / 9200 hardware architecture
Unit 3: IBM FlashCore Technology
Unit 4: IBM FlashSystem 5200 / 7200 / 9200 SAS-Attached storage
Unit 5: IBM FlashSystem 5200 / 7200 / 9200 RAID protection solutions
Unit 6: IBM FlashSystem 5200 / 7200 / 9200 system installation and management access
Exercise 0: Lab environment overview
Exercise 1: System initial configuration with Service Assistant
Exercise 2: Flash System/Storwize system setup

Day 2
Unit 7: IBM Spectrum Virtualize storage provisioning
Unit 8: IBM Spectrum Virtualize volume allocation
Unit 9: IBM Spectrum Virtualize host integration
Unit 10: IBM Spectrum Virtualize data reduction technologies
Exercise 3: System user authentication
Exercise 4: Provision internal storage
Exercise 5: Examine external storage resources
Exercise 6: Managing external storage resources
Exercise 7: Host definitions and volume allocations
Exercise 8: Accessing storage from Windows
Exercise 9: Hybrid pool and Easy Tier
Exercise 10: Access Flash System through iSCSI host

Day 3
Unit 11: IBM Easy Tier
Unit 12: IBM Spectrum Virtualize data migration
Unit 13: IBM Spectrum Virtualize FlashCopy and Consistency group
Exercise 11: Volume dependencies and tier migration
Exercise 12: Reconfigure internal storage RAID options
Exercise 13: Thin provision and volume copy
Exercise 14: Import data migration
Exercise 15: Copy Services Flash Copy and consistency groups

Day 4
Unit 14: IBM Spectrum Virtualize remote data replication
Unit 15: IBM Spectrum Virtualize administration management
Unit 16: IBM Storage Insights
Class wrap-up and evaluation
Exercise 16: User roles and access
Exercise 17: MIgrate existing data with Migration wizard
Exercise 18: Easy Tier and STAT analysis

Day 5 (optional)
Extra Unit: Hyper Swap Deep Dive
Class wrap-up and evaluation
Demonstration: Hyper Swap
Exercise: Hyper Swap

Price (ex. VAT)

€ 3.800,00 per person


4 or 5 days


    Delivery methods

    • Classroom
    • On-site (at your location)
    • Virtual (instructor online)

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